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Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of a homeowner and rejected the arguments made by the City of Miami Beach in a dispute over a short-term rental.

The conflict involved Miami Beach shutting down utility service to 3098 Alton Road LLC after the city alleged the property owner had not paid fines exceeding $200,000 for operating an Airbnb rental on its property, according to court documents. The property was effectively shut down because it became inhabitable without those water and sewer services.

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Michael A. Mora

Michael, based in Miami, primarily covers litigation in South Florida. You can contact him by email: [email protected]

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